Hyndburn Borough Council has prepared this advice pack to assist you to deliver safe events in the borough. The council can not take responsibility for your event. The event organiser bears sole responsibility for the event, employees, volunteers, attendees, infrastructure and budget. It is recommended that the organiser equals or provides a better service than the approved codes of practice.
There have been recent changes to Health and Safety legislation which you would be wise to be aware of. Under the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008, increased penalties can be imposed by courts for health and safety offences.
Changes in the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, enables companies and organisations to be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter in the event of serious health and safety management failures resulting in fatality.